Computational Model Library

The original Ache model is used to explore different distributions of resources on the landscape and it’s effect on optimal strategies of the camps on hunting and camp movement.

A simplified Arthur & Polak logic circuit model of combinatory technology build-out via incremental development. Only some inventions trigger radical effects, suggesting they depend on whole interdependent systems rather than specific innovations.

The role of spatial foresight in models of hominin dispersal

Colin Wren | Published Mon Feb 24 20:36:57 2014 | Last modified Mon Jul 14 13:31:31 2014

The natural selection of foresight, an accuracy at assess the environment, under degrees of environmental heterogeneity. The model is designed to connect local scale mobility, from foraging, with the global scale phenomenon of population dispersal.

Village Ecodynamics Project

ipem | Published Fri May 13 18:51:37 2011 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:53 2013

The Village Project is designed to help archaeologists understand the factors influencing settlement patterns of small-scale agrarian peoples. Although such societies are becoming increasingly rare, they represent the norm throughout most of the Neolithic period the world over.

Simulates the construction of scientific journal publications, including authors, references, contents and peer review. Also simulates collective learning on a fitness landscape. Described in: Watts, Christopher & Nigel Gilbert (forthcoming) “Does cumulative advantage affect collective learning in science? An agent-based simulation”, Scientometrics.

REHAB has been designed as an ice-breaker in courses dealing with ecosystem management and participatory modelling. It helps introducing the two main tools used by the Companion Modelling approach, namely role-playing games and agent-based models.

Forager mobility and interaction

L S Premo | Published Thu Jan 10 06:21:14 2013 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:32 2013

This is a relatively simple foraging-radius model, as described first by Robert Kelly, that allows one to quantify the effect of increased logistical mobility (as represented by increased effective foraging radius, r_e) on the likelihood that 2 randomly placed central place foragers will encounter one another within 5000 time steps.

Landscape connectivity and predator–prey population dynamics

Jacopo Baggio | Published Thu Nov 10 19:35:38 2011 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:37 2013

A simple model to assess the effect of connectivity on interacting species (i.e. predator-prey type)

Coupled Housing and Land Markets (CHALMS)

Nicholas Magliocca Virginia Mcconnell Margaret Walls | Published Fri Nov 2 20:20:30 2012 | Last modified Mon Oct 27 16:23:37 2014

CHALMS simulates housing and land market interactions between housing consumers, developers, and farmers in a growing ex-urban area.

ABM mobility

Irene Pérez Ibarra Marco Janssen | Published Mon Nov 17 18:44:32 2014

The MOBILITY model analyzes how agents’ mobility affects the performance of social-ecological systems in different landscape configurations.

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